A Study in Amos

Selling the Poor for a Pair of Shoes

Amos 2:4-8 — “For three transgressions of Israel, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because they sold the righteous for silver, and the poor for a pair of shoes…”¬†Greed was flourishing in Israel and as always happens, with greed came injustice and oppression. The poor and the vulnerable were being…

Does God Care?

Amos 1:1-2:3 — “The LORD will roar from Zion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem; and the habitations of the shepherds shall mourn, and the top of Carmel shall wither.” The first two chapters of Amos contain eight oracles of judgment, each one is addressed to a different nation. In this sermon, we consider the…